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Humbrol Enamel washes
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 Posted: 10 Jul 2017 20:07
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Ron
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I bought a couple of these whilst in Newcastle a week or so ago.
I got 'Dirt' and 'Sand' shades, there are many more!
Tonight I lightly 'dusted' a mix of the two shades on three different box cars, 
I'm quite pleased with the result.Any comments would be welcome..







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 Posted: 10 Jul 2017 20:36
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Nicely done Ron. The effect shows up best on the last wagon. :thumbs:



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Hi Ron

The black is very effective as well, a little on the brush and capillary action does the rest.
A cotton bud moistened with enamel thinner can then be used to remove from un-wanted areas.

The sand & dust used through the airbrush really tones down a wagon - these were matt black





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Yes, the effects are quite good. I have bought quite a few of the colour washes - sand, dust, black, dark grey and brown. My only comment is that they need to be mixed properly or they dry glossy. Other than that, they work a treat, and the effects can be built up in layers by adding a wash after each coat has dried.

Mind you, I have been achieving much the same effect using thinned clear matt varnish mixed with hints of colour (black, grey, brown, dark earth, etc.) and brushing these over models. The dregs of the turps jar also mix well to produce a 'filth' colour.

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Very handy tips, I'll try and get some more colours I think and try them out, thanks :)



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